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Cantilever Patio Cover 3.0m x 5.5m

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This free-standing, cantilevered patio cover is a stunning addition to any property.

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Product overview

Product overview

This free-standing, cantilevered patio cover is a stunning addition to any property.

With its floating design and sleek dark grey finish, it’s the perfect combination of form and function.

A top quality, high intensity alloy frame is powder coated for durability and combines with galvanised steel ground anchors for an exceptionally strong structure. Backed by a 5 Year Limited Warranty, you know it’s designed to handle New Zealand conditions.

The solid polycarbonate roofing panels feature a dark grey tint and an anti-UV coating that blocks 98% of harmful UV rays, essential for protecting exposed skin and car paint finishes. Highly impact resistant, the panels are approximately 200 times stronger than glass of the same thickness and feature excellent insulating properties, creating a cool shady area on those hot Kiwi summer days.

The cantilever design is great for areas with minimal room for anchoring, making these structures extremely versatile. As well as a patio cover, it’s perfect as a carport for your pride and joy, next to the pool, over the deck or for making your barbecue area an all-weather, year round outdoor kitchen.

Installation should be in a sheltered location and we recommend using concrete footings, especially in windy areas. Concrete footings should measure W 50cm x D 50cm x H 60cm.

A stylish and versatile addition to any home, transform your patio, driveway or outdoor entertainment area by ordering yours today.

• Stylish cantilever design
• Versatile
• Powder coated aluminium frame
• Built in gutter and downpipe
• Solid, 98% UV proof, tinted polycarbonate panels
• 5 Year Limited Warranty

Dimensions: L 5.5m x W 3.0m x H 3.0
Post dimensions: 15.6cm x 8cm
Material: Frame – Aluminium, Panels - 100% polycarbonate with PU coating
Carton dimensions: Carton 1 - 305cm x 29cm x 25cm, 61kg. Carton 2 – 61cm x 61cm x 54cm, 51kg. Carton 3 - 555cm x 22cm x 16cm, 33kg. Carton 4 - 82cm x 41cm x 19cm, 15.5kg.
Weight: 160.5kg

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Customer questions

Questions and answers

3 votes
q: Can this be erected in a very high wind zone area?
a: No they're not designed for high wind zones.
By Trade Tested on April 15, 2020
0 votes
q: Can these be dyna bolted directly to the surface of a 100 thick driveway
a: No they are designed to be used with concrete footings, you can see the required specs in the product description.
By Trade Tested on February 9, 2021
0 votes
q: What drainage options are there for rain run off? Internal guttering or option to fit?
a: This comes with an integrated gutter at the post side of the roof and a downpipe.
By Trade Tested on January 6, 2021
2 votes
q: Can an extra panel be added to take/elongate the unit to 6-7 meters?
a: No this is not designed to be modular.
By Trade Tested on August 26, 2019
2 votes
q: What is the height on the low side?
a: If you install using our recommend 50cm deep footings then it will be 2.5m.
By Trade Tested on January 28, 2019
1 vote
q: Can the posts be shortened , is it available in aluminium?
a: Yes they can with correct tools and know how, the frame is powder coated aluminium.
By Trade Tested on August 14, 2019
1 vote
q: Would it be possible for me to modify the shelter to make it not as long, say 2m?
a: Yes you could, however it would be very involved and not something we provide step by step guidance on. If you want to look at the manual to see what might be involved feel free to give our sales team a call.
By Trade Tested on August 7, 2019
1 vote
q: What is the height of the high side (if concreted in recommended 50 cm)?
a: Approx 2.95m (there is some angle adjustment built in).
By Trade Tested on June 27, 2019
0 votes
q: Would it be possible to attach the end opposite the uprights to the house as I require a complete covered area with no gap?
a: Yes you could with some modifications, perhaps give us a call for a copy of the manual and to talk through your aims. We have a range of wall mounted patio covers that might be a better solution.
By Trade Tested on May 22, 2020
0 votes
q: Hi I have an area to cover 7.800 by 5.800 can two be connected together and made to size?
a: No we don't offer custom sizes.
By Trade Tested on May 11, 2020
1 vote
q: Is it possible to attach a wall between the two posts, creating a solid side?
a: Yes you could probably do this quite easily.
By Trade Tested on April 29, 2019
0 votes
q: Can you buy replacement panels if they get damaged, due to hail for instance?
a: It would be unlikely, but yes we can order spares.
By Trade Tested on April 15, 2020
0 votes
q: What is smallest size you do these,thinking of putting one in by horse arena when bad weather etc. Thanks
a: This is the only model we have available.
By Trade Tested on August 29, 2019
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q: Can you please confirm, if I buy the patio cover and put down the three concrete footings do I also need to purchase the feet or can the legs be fixed directly to the ground???
a: If you are using concrete footings then you do not need the feet.
By Trade Tested on February 26, 2019
0 votes
q: What is powder coat colour?
a: It's dark grey. Check our customer photos below for an idea of how it looks in different lights.
By Trade Tested on January 20, 2019
0 votes
q: Hi, we are thinking of putting one of these on our deck. The deck is high off the ground with good access underneath. How should we attach the legs to the deck to ensure the strongest way is used please? Thanks.
a: We sell a base plate set as an add on option, however your deck would require significant reinforcement, with multiple variables to consider. We would recommend talking to a builder to explore mounting options for your specific application.
By Trade Tested on January 8, 2019
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q: Hi. Do the poles have to be installed in exact set positions under the patio roof, or can you move the poles individually a bit left or right as required to avoid blocking doors, etc?
a: The posts are designed to be installed at a set width (3500mm). The design could potentially be modified, however this is not covered in the manual so the end result would be down to the skill and knowledge of the installer. Modifications would not be covered by our warranty.
By Trade Tested on December 10, 2018
-3 votes
q: I can’t see any mention of council permits, are they required? The person who joined two together must have needed a permit surely? And how strong is the steel in height winds?
a: Usually council consent is not required, however we always recommend that you consult with your local council as to whether you require consent as all applications differ. In regard to handling high winds, we have yet to have a failure due to winds, these can stand up to a lot of abuse!
By Trade Tested on November 28, 2018
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Mike F Palmerston North

Cantilever Carport Kitset 3m x 5.5m

23 days ago


Very happy with the Carport Kitset. Well packaged, clear instructions, high quality extrusions. I lowered the posts by 300mm and dug the foundations deeper to compensate.

KiwiJules Hawke’s Bay

Works well, looks good

4 months ago


The finished product looks great. I needed my uncle to help me put it together and then the whole family (four of us) to put the roof up. We did over about three days.

Grantie Rotorua

Looks great but will it last..

5 months ago


Brought this about 2 years ago after reading the reviews here and installed it in accordance to the instructions. However, believe me there is NO WAY this will stand up to the wind specifications that are documented on the product, that is an outright lie. We just had a panel blow out with a wind gust of 44kmh, so if you are in a windy location I would look elsewhere. Other than that it is awesome. I have ticked that I would recommend it but it really depends on your situation.

Bruce Rotorua

Great product

6 months ago


Finally erected the carport Labour weekend with the help of my two sons-in-law. Not too much trouble and am happy with the final product.

Gayle Taumarunui

Value for money.

8 months ago


We love our cantilever carport, it is perfect for what we wanted. Our builder friend, who put it up for us, was super impressed at the quality. He said usually these things are cheaply made, not so with this. He will be promoting trade tested sheds to his other clients.

Debrenic Timaru

Very happy with our carport

8 months ago


Looks great, have a few friends keen to purchase their own. Just waiting for a concrete pad and then plan to park our caravan under it.

David D Auckland


9 months ago


Very happy with the final outcome

Pete Auckland

Looks good when new

10 months ago


The final product is aesthetically great. The assembly instructions very frustrating. Detail that matters weren't there. Not sure about the lifespan of the caps on the screw heads - flimsy design.

Marcus Foxton Beach

Good Bit of Kit!

10 months ago


Built during lockdown. Took one person 2 days to put together (0.5 day footing, 0.5 day structure, 1 day roof). Only needed an extra hand to get the roof up onto the structure... thanks kids! Bit windy on the West Coast so went for the extra sized footing (as per instructions) and then connected to the house with 2/angle iron brackets (self-made). Even after the last few blows it hasn't moved at all... nice! Everything included and very happy with the result.

Des Cooks Beach

Fit for Purpose

10 months ago


Ideal for my purpose, also looks good.

Willy North Shore

A single carport with only 0.025m2 foot print

11 months ago


The 2 posts cantilever carport only taking a tiny space from my existing driveway and I don't even remove any plant from the installation, the cantilever carport free up space for matching the surrounding landscaping. it's functional, stylish, and good for the handyman (x2) to enjoy the whole weekend.

Margie Rotorua

Carport cantilever on base plate

11 months ago


End of last year we purchased things s carport to cover our Ford Transit camper van. We thought it was 3 metres from ground so in addition had to purchased the base plate. The footings were made followed by the base attachment, uprights,then arms attached. The screws sometimes sheered off when joining the base plate so new screws had to be added, and sheared off ones filled with filler to prevent moisture seeping in.....very frustrating. The roof frame was made on the ground then carried up into arm framing.This went smoothly. There was no writing on roof panels to say which side had us protection and was the right side up so we got “lucky” and chose plastic film printed side as up.( Being the weekend it was not possible to find advice) Remember to put the plastic caps on as you go. The carport looks really good. A softer profile than a flat roof. Good luck! . .

Fred Nelson

Excellent carport/Patio cover

about 1 year ago


Installed on deck, 2.8m above ground level. Extended the uprights and reduced width to 4.6m to fit. With a builder friend. It all went together remarkably well and it looks great. Yes I recommend this.

Frederick Watson Nelson

Patio cover modification

about 1 year ago


This is installed on my deck, 2.5m above ground. It needed to shortened to 4.6m. With a builder friend it all went smoothly. Looks great.

Peter G Bay of Plenty

Cantaliver Carport

about 1 year ago


Great product, simple enough to install. with the exception of waiting for the concrete fotting to dry, installed by myself over a weekend. Agree wiht others that the screws would be better if these were square drive or Torx heads rather than phillips. Aside from that very pleased with the product.

Terry Marlborough


about 1 year ago


Don’t buy if you have windy conditions as I have lost my roof in said conditions also the structure is too high so I have had to lower mine as well as strengthen the carport with extra bracing and new bolts as bolts which come with product are Ineffective.

Annette W Auckland

Love this carport

about 1 year ago


I bought the carport 6 months ago. It is great and looks fantastic. The screws provided for the roof structure were soft and difficult to use so we replaced them with aluminium rivets which worked really well. The carport has stood up well to the weather and I'm really pleased with it.

Handyandy Kapiti Coast

Cantilever Carport 3.0m x 5.5m

about 1 year ago


Pleased with product, would like it to have been slightly longer, say 6.5 metres. Easy to install using common sense & being handy with tools.

Treadbrook Auckland

Stunning addition to our property

about 1 year ago


We bought two of these to include in the area around the swimming pool we put in. Like many people have said, the instructions were somewhat lacking in detail and we found differences between the two we bought, but nothing serious and the end result is even better than we dared hope. We're completely delighted with the result (see the photo).

Leighton Auckland

Cantilever Carport

about 1 year ago


We chose the Trade Tested Cantilever Carport to provide cover for our car, while making parking it much simpler - no poles on the outside to bump into, or reduce the parking space. As the area was already concreted, we used the Base Plate set, which provided a simple installation closely in front of the workshop shed. After installation - we have had a number of compliments on the look of the carport, and I thoroughly recommend the product.

Syd Auckland

Canilever Carport

about 1 year ago


The product is everything I wanted. It looks good. Protects my vehicle. takes up minimal space. I had the recommended Kitset Installer erect as I am over 70 and passed that DIY stage that requires lots of digging.

Keith Bay of Plenty

Cantilever Carport

about 1 year ago


Absolutely stoked with the product. Can be assembled by one person, only help I needed was to lift the canopy on to the main beams.Blends well with our home and due to no uprights one side we maintain the extra parking area. Only negative comment is the assembly instructions however Kiwi DIY soon took over. Must also comment on the excellent service provided by Trade Tested

Graham Auckland

Cantilever Canopy

about 1 year ago


Very pleased with the appearance of this carport. Have had a number of good comments from passing public and request for supplier name. Took a little longer to assemble than we thought. We added a little bracing to improve stability but it may not be needed.

Gazza Levin

Cantilever Carport 3.0m x 5.5m

about 1 year ago


Kitset was promptly delivered and well packaged. Unlike a lot of kitsets, there were extra screws, bolts, etc. Instructions assume a level of knowledge but to be fair most people will have this erected by a builder or professional kitset assembler. As long as the poles are exactly upright and level and the roof frame is properly squared prior to the assembly of the roof network, this kitset is a breeze to assemble. Does require lots of drilling and screwing though! Do need 3 or 4 people to raise the roof and bolt it in place and attach the roof panels. Very Happy with the finished result.

A powertool per project Taupo


about 1 year ago


This carport is brillant. Reasonable instructions, good quality components, stunning looks. Took about three days to do the whole project, that includes digging the hole (ordered in cement to get a good strength mix). The assembly is repetitive, you really need a seperate cordless drill and screwdriver. Also make sure you get the right size drill bit (s/steel is brittle) and at least two new screw bits. My only suggestion to make it better would be square drive screws.


Cantilever canopy

about 1 year ago


Great product, bit technical to assemble, looks great 4.5 stars. No support or back up- you on your own. Instructions not THAT clear. Plenty screws and stuff left over. Coincidentally good colour match.

PJ Canterbury

Great Product

over 2 years ago


Very happy with this cantilever carport which we used to cover a deck. Definitely need someone who knows what they are doing to place the main posts. The rest went together ok.

A.S. Auckland

Cantilever Carport

over 2 years ago


Very happy with product. Particularly like the fact one side is free from any poles - greater access etc.

Willy Bay of Plenty


over 2 years ago


There was a lot of scratches on the powder coated alloy and disappointing scratches on the poly carbonate roofing , as there was no damage to the outside packaging i guess it was poor handling before packaging. square drive screws would have been better. instruction good. although i am a builder, would be a good idea to suggest to square up main roof structure by measuring the diagonals before all the screws are put in .otherwise very pleased with the carport Cheers Wayne Whitianga

Murray-Connie Tairua

Cantilever carport

over 2 years ago


A year or two ago I purchased a cantilever cover for the express purpose of protecting my boat from the elements. My sons live off shore so when they came home this Xmas we got down to erecting it. My property is between Whangamata and Whitianga. Traffic over the holiday period is so hectic. Since we've erected this structure people have not only come of the street to make enquires but two guys, one from Pauanui, and a mate from Tairua both intend buying 2x2 of the cantilever cover for their boats also, that's not to say not only the foot traffic, but also vehicle personnel people who have taken the time to look at our structure may well follow suit.

Nessie Bay of Plenty

Cantilever carport is fantastic

over 2 years ago


Cantilever carport is well made, it’s pretty easy to put together, does need about 3 people, I just love how it’s looking, very stylish product, I’m so pleased I went with this product.

Macgyver Auckland


over 2 years ago


I used the cantilevered patio as a carport. It's original dimensions are bigger than the space I had available so I cut it down to 2.6m by 5.0m and reduced the height to 1.6m at the lower side to match the adjacent fence. The modifications were simple to achieve and added half a day to the assembly time of 1 day for three people. Overall I am really happy with ease of installation and how good it looks.

Charles Napier

Great Deal

over 2 years ago


Still busy installing, so far good quality all round - Cheers

Ron Southland

Cantilever canopy cover 3m x5.5m

over 2 years ago


Have attached 2 end for end to make 10m Very good units, look good,fairly easy to erect Canopies sit out over roof but have made 2 brackets per unit to secure them under the eave. Stops the open side from flapping in wind Bought joining kit, no instructions, can’t for the life of me figure out how it would work. Waste of time I just bolted the joining side rails together with suitable bolts & washers & run a strip of sealer along join. Secure & doesn’t leak. Cover panels are quite dark, do cut out a lot of light during winter Overall, very pleased

Annie Canterbury

cantilever carport

over 2 years ago


Awesome! very pleased with it but does need a bit of expertise from someone with building knowledge and more than one pair of hands!

Ron Southland

Cantilever patio cover 3m x5.5m

over 2 years ago


Good unit, instructions could be better. I swapped some of the screws supplied for pop rivets. Supplied screws would be better square drive as opposed to the phillips ones that come with it. Have made brackets to secure open side to the building, will reduce movement in wind Cover panels are quite dark, would be nice to have 2-3 shade options. Overall, looks good, reasonably strong, am getting a 2nd unit to go beside existing one

Danielle Christchurch


over 2 years ago


Used to cover a sandpit; looks great!

Russell Waikato

Great Product

over 2 years ago


Overall it is a great product. I used it to shelter our back door area. I would have preferred a lighter tint but it will be ideal in summer. Also the instructions need to rewritten by an English speaker - not just translated from Chinese.

Oscar Otago

Excellent Product

over 2 years ago


Has been up a month now. Had very strong northerly winds last week early in the morning which woke the household. Carport looked like it was going to take off and head to Invercargil but survived ok. All round I am happy with the carport and would highly recommend to others wanting a cost effective shelter solution.

Travis Bay of Plenty Katikati

well presented

over 2 years ago


Arrived in good time, very well packed. Easy to assemble.Looks great.

Tank Auckland

Cantilever Carport 3.0 x 5.5m

over 3 years ago


Put up two of these. Instructions need to be read carefully. Setting up the posts needs to be accurate. Arrived on time with all the right bits and pieces. Looks good and great value for your dollars. Had winds from hell this week and the bugger is still there. Can't ask for more than that.

Janie Bay of Plenty


over 3 years ago


Great design. Instructions took a bit of figuring out by the builders but it looks great up. Easy to install once you've done it once!

Harry Nelson

Cantilever carport.

over 3 years ago


A very attractive carport when assembled. Needs two adults to assemble. Apply plenty of sealant at both ends of guttering. Accuracy is important when concreting in uprights. ( I was 1mm out and it caused minor problems.) Excellent shade to protect cars from sunlight. Not sure how well it would perform in a high wind area. I ran a rope over the top for cyclone Gita and it survived.

BJL07 Bay of Plenty

Patio shade

over 3 years ago


Bought this for some shade on our patio, was reluctant to spend the money to start with but I am really pleased with the result. If I had one small improvement it would be better instructions around the main roof assembly, takes a bit of nutting out.

Happy customer New Zealand

Modern Cantilever Carport

over 3 years ago


This carport really gave us the WOW factor. Just love it and so do all our friends. It has added value to our property. It was harder to put the top together than expected. Definitely a 2 man job.

Costello Auckland

Cantiliver Carport

over 3 years ago


Excellent product and easy to put together

Bill Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Cantilever Carport

over 3 years ago


This product was just what I needed. My situation is very much like the one in the product photo--it covers half a double carpad. I buried it an extra 100mm deep as it is a high wind area and I also wanted to minimise shade on my garden. Construction was relatively easy, except the small stainless steel screws were inadequate and often snapped so I replaced them all with larger, stronger galvanised ones for the framing. Ok for securing polycarbon panels. Very happy with the product.

Raz Northland

1500 pergola,5m x3m

over 4 years ago


We are so wrapped with the unit and it certainly does serve the purpose. Price wise, fantastic. Unit on front of our home cost $8.5k, we are in total shock for the same thing !

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